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  • How Fertility Struggles Impact Your Mental Health

    August 29, 2020Zoya Ali

    The journey to parenthood can be one of the most incredible adventures you take during your adult life. Yet for 1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK, LGBTQIA+ couples or those choosing to go solo, the fertility journey can be a rocky road. While there has been a lot of conversation around the physical and economic aspects of fertility treatment, many people remain silent about the influence that fertility…

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  • Fertility Preservation – Protecting Your Parenthood Plans

    August 29, 2020Zoya Ali

    When it comes to your fertility, preserving it isn’t quite as simple as locking it in a jar of vinegar to prevent it from expiring. Fertility preservation not only involves a lot more science but also, either freezing your eggs, embryos or reproductive tissue so that they can be used in the future to create your own biological children. Once collected, they are frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen –…

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  • Endometriosis Symptoms – Not Just a ‘Painful Period’

    August 29, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    Putting up with periods is one of the many gifts Mother Nature offers to those born with a uterus. And for most of us womb-wielders, period pains are something we’ve probably dealt with at some stage. But how much pain is too much pain? 1 in 10 women and people with female reproductive systems suffer from endometriosis in the UK. Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which cells similar to…

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  • Thyroid: The conductor of your hormonal orchestra

    May 21, 2020Hertility

    How can your thyroid be affecting your fertility? Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your throat.  It plays a crucial role in influencing metabolism, temperature, growth, and development, via the production of thyroid hormones. The main thyroid hormones are thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).  Whilst many are aware that the imbalance of these hormones could cause changes in weight and mood,…

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